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|68 T5||Blade Runner 2049 (2017) - Feb 13, 2018
"Music & visuals were top notch. I got huge 'this is what ghost in the shell could have been' vibes throughout. The last 15 minutes is reprehensible but well lit, the same can be said about most scenes involving Leto. Stumbles over itself with existential mutterings about what life means to a processor based organism, occasionally made up for in brief tonal excellence, but those moments are all too fleeting, like tears in the rain."
|49 T3||The Belko Experiment (2017) - Feb 04, 2018
"Good pacing, superficial characters & a tight run time. It's really an exercise in hyper gore with not much justification, not even the low hanging fruit of the corporate ladder allegory, just a faceless something tacked on in the end."
|68 T5||Ingrid Goes West (2017) - Jan 27, 2018
"This makes a decent sister film to 'Nightcrawler', in the manufactured, crazed lone wolf niche. I guess the downside for me was how foreshadowing the plot-line was, the only real outlier was coincidentally the erratic brother who brought some (but not much) welcome unpredictability to the run time. This is another instance of 'Black Mirror' did it first, but IGW has another flavour & enough differentiators to not come across as completely derivative. "
|70 T5||The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) - Jan 20, 2018
"I'm a big Lanthimos fan after Dogtooth. That set the scene for his future films to slowly merge away from a familiar environment into something foreign and disturbing. TKoaSD has that slow burn you find in other European films like Verhoven's 'Elle', then as if to punctuate the 1st act, the film gets turned on its head to begin the 2nd. This ended up being a blend of 'Funny Games' and a shift passing, sinister daydream of a medical professional. "
|39 T2||The Untouchables (1987) - Jan 08, 2018
"That staircase sequence was a disaster. The mounty scene stood out like a sore thumb too. I have a feeling this got sidetracked for the most part & tried to tie itself back together with that whimper of a court scene. "
|58 T3||Dunkirk (2017) - Dec 11, 2017
"Has an element of minimalism, almost reminding me of a Malick production. Then there's the usual Nolan time theme, which is dropped in our laps with the realization the chronology is all scrambled throughout. At this moment, I was blinded by an image of Nolan smiling to himself, overjoyed with the idea that people will be forced rewatch the film to map out the plot correctly. A lot of the action scenes were nonsensical by the way, with the location & logic for events occurring heavily flawed."
|86 T9||BoJack Horseman (2014) - Nov 26, 2017
"Bojack homes in on and highlights the uncomfortable truths about day to day life that would usually get rubbed out of a script after draft one for being too harrowing. But the thing is that these truths are relatable & not usually explored in the depth deserved in other shows. There is the confidence to get experimental with a few eps each season which usually results the stand outs eg - the drug hallucination, underwater ep, self-loathing/depression ep, New Mexico & the bender ep to name a few."
|78 T7||Into the Inferno (2016) - Nov 11, 2017
"More from what you expect of Herzog - highlighting, enabling and diving into the various eccentricities of the human subjects, the timely utilisation of classical music, the attachment of a credible industry resource (Oppenheimer) & a multi-continental exploration into the subject matter. On that note, I felt like the DPRK sequence got a little side-tracked, as if Herzog couldn't help but leverage the whole volcano thing to justify being a fly on the wall within the rogue state."
|58 T3||From Beyond (1986) - Nov 04, 2017
"Dripping prosthetics will be the resonating imagery from this one. Wasn't as tight or well woven as Re-Animator, with some glaring plot holes and some of the sequences don't make too much sense, but I'm a sucker for body horror and exploitation of the pineal gland is pretty much a bullseye in that genre."
|82 T8||Lost Highway (1997) - Oct 24, 2017
"Lynch somehow conjures a new form of supernatural reality & lets it play out before us in Lost Highway leveraging nineties cool along the way. The film stock cinematography is worth noting as well as the stop start ST that utilizes Rammstein (remember Rammstein?) frequently. I think the true highlights are the intermittent moments of emotional dread captured in an obscure but deafeningly accurate form, using all available film techniques. We've met before haven't we?"